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'I Cried Entire Night..' - Gambhir Opens Up On Emotional Breakdown After IND-AUS WC Match

Gautam Gambhir- (X.com)Gautam Gambhir- (X.com)

Former India opener, Gautam Gambhir, who has won two World Cups with India, opened up on the time he had an emotional breakdown seeing a cricket match.

Gambhir stated that it was India's game against Australia in the 1992 World Cup in Brisbane, where the Men in Blue suffered a one-run defeat, following which he cried all night. The former India opener also added that it was then that he decided to play for India and win a World Cup. 

"After seeing a match, I wanted to win the World Cup for India. I remember the 1992 India-Australia World Cup game in Brisbane, which India lost by one run, and I actually remember that I cried the entire night. I have never cried like that before or after that, and I don't know why," said Gambhir while speaking with Sportskeeda.

Gambhir added that it was the only time that he cried so badly after a cricket match.

"I was an 11-year-old at that time. I cried the entire night and said that I wanted to win the World Cup for India. I said that in 1992 and I was able to fulfil that dream in 2011. I would have felt unhappy before or after that match but I didn't used to cry like that," Gambhir stated.

Notably, India had a disastrous World Cup as they finished seventh on the table with just two wins in eight games. Talking about Gambhir, he is also in contention to become India's next head coach.